Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria

4.6
336 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Blue Bat Kitchen finds inspiration in the energy and flavors of street food around the globe. We feature fresh, global street food in a relaxed and fun environment that pairs perfectly with Milwaukee’s very first Tequilaria. Over 160 Tequilas to try plus, Tacos, Bowls, Snacks, Salads and more await!
We're currently only taking a limited number of large party reservations per day. All other tables are available on a first come first served basis. We'd love to see you soon!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 336 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had some delicious food: tuna poke nachos, street corn, and an array of tacos. A bottle of margarita for the table rounded us off. Server was social and polite. The downfall was the food coming out in inaccurate times (nachos first, tacos then street corn) and we were double charged for the margarita. Had we not looked at the bill we would not have caught it. The bill was fixed before we paid but a few mistakes caused this to be a less than outstanding experience.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Waited over 10 minutes for waitress so went to bar to get a pitcher of margaritas. Food was cold and not very good.

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vipYachtsman5280
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

No server for 20min. Tables were empty. We were Ready to order. Unfortunately then left the restaurant for Bavette restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tacos and nachos. Best part was the service.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So tasty! We went for a restaurant week date night and everything was amazing! Great food and drinks.

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Kate
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

lunch dining week special was delicious. Prices very reasonable. Service quite slow. Good margaritas.

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vipDonnaG
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sadly this was not the lunch experience we were hoping for. Lunch reservations for 11:45 am seating. With one waitress and another in training, it was 10 minutes before anyone came and greeted us and took drink order. Then another 10 minutes to return to take food orders, then food arrives about 12:35 pm after we asked where our lunches were - which were 2 salads and 1 bowl. Food overall was mediocre at best. The fried green tomato and bacon bowl had two small pieces of fried green tomatoes about the size of a half dollar, maybe a half piece of bacon and some sautéed onions on greens. Colleagues pork dish looked like shredded cat food. Chicken salad did not identify as chicken. Confirming gluten-free salads (i.e. no tortilla chips or croutons) seemed to be a major curve ball. Great location but timing and food quality really missed the mark. With so many good restaurants in the area that cater to a busy lunch crowd, with solid service and excellent food, Blue Bat is going to struggle if the standards don't get raised.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Tacos were great!

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vipBlackhawkFan
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Unique offerings. Friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Drinks were great. Food was pretty good as well. Waiter/bartender was unfriendly from the jump for whatever reason.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

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vipDavidF
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and daughter and I had an enjoyable experience at Blue Bat. We tried there "shareables", the street corn, the brussels sprout and the Korean Corn Dogs. The Brussels sprouts and the corn were delicious although the corn was a little more charred than I'd like. The corndogs were good, but nothing special.
We tried the Shwarma, the Bao Mi and mushroom handhelds. We loved the Bao Mi and mushroom. The hummus on the Shwarma muted the flavor a little much for my taste.

It was a nice meal in a pleasant, lively atmosphere. I'd go back.

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Belle
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loud, but fun place. Margaritas yummy and food was tasty. I asked if mine was going to be spicy and waiter said no, but it was a bit too spicy for me, though still delicious.

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DocGourmet
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Not our “ cup of tea”. Great setting but confusing menu and server wasn’t much better explaining things. Food is spicy if that is an issue and was for one of our party

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This is usually such a good place to eat! Unfortunately, this time it was not. Our appetizer was delivered to the wrong table, and after a child sneezed on it, was attempted to be delivered to us. I saw this happen and told the waiter we would not be accepting that particular appetizer. When I saw our food coming it was attempted to be placed at 2 other tables before getting to us. I just felt uncomfortable eating here this evening.

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LisaS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was sub par, staff was friendly but after we got our food we never saw our server again and never even brought the bill. Bathrooms were really gross and very unclean.

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vipNicolaya7
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My return visit with a friend that had never been. We were seated at a table at the bottom of the stairs. Was not a fan of that, since you have people’s feet constantly going past your head. Our server was Adam and he was nice. Food was good and drinks were even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was really!! Good Try the House Margarita add Jalapeños Thank me later 😁

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CharleneS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Taco filling was pretty sparse. Chips were really greasy.

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RadaD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, yummy margaritas and our waiter, Johnny, was amazing!

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
92 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sabrosa (delicious) food and house margaritas. We’ve carried out the margaritas because they are exceptional. The mushroom and pork tenderloin tacos were full of flavor. The wait staff was excellent

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vipMKEtraveler
Milwaukee
38 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

create menu and good staff. Enjoyed the location on the river.

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Hot4Tchr
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother's Day brunch with my 2 young adult kids. Food was excellent and a good value. Server was delightful and was very helpful in describing menu options. Overall a great experience!

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DowntownAli
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new spot to recommend for anyone in the downtown area. I've been by the place so many times and am so glad that I was able to get a reservation last minute for Mother's Day. Waitress and food were excellent. They even gave Mom a free champagne flute too.

Highly highly recommend!

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PaulD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Mother's Day brunch at Blue Bat. Fundido and Chips was amazing. Miso glazed Salmon and Bao Benedit were very tasty. Unique, fun flavors. Server was extremely nice too! Overall great first experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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PatriceH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nachos with tuna and Mexican street corn were fabulous. Tequila flights were a great way to sample!

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Josephine
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time and perfect for my friend's birthday! We also appreciated the free birthday tequila shot.

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TimH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for Cinco de Mayo; good drink and app specials. Food tasted great. Our second time there; every bit as good the second time. Great Tequila selection!!

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vipBethanyW
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friend and I’s first time there and the food was amazing! Our server was so friendly and the drinks were good, would definitely recommend

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vipKell
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Didn’t love the food but it was a nice location. Definitely would not pick again for a nice date night.

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JodiM
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very satisfying without being heavy. Very flavorful and excellent margaritas!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Understaffed but not their fault, people don’t want to work these days, I’ll go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server was LOVELY! We went on a Sunday for brunch and we definitely recommend

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radiant9
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we loved everything about our experience! we'll definitely be back.

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RebeccaD
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious and our server John was very attentive and made some great suggestions. We will be back for more

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

schwarma handhelds are surprisingly delicious!!!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for the response! Glad you tried the shawarma! Hope you come back soon.

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ErinM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While it did seem like perhaps they were understaffed, our waiter was awesome. He was very nice and apologetic for any wait times. Food was delicious, excellent tequila.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for your patience Erin! We hope to see you again soon!

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BaileyT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did not have high expectations for this modern restaurant and it was AMAZING. Margaritas are delicious and tacos are unique and filling. Will be returning very soon. Highly recommend FGT Taco.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for trying us out even though you were hesitant! The FGT is definitely my guilty pleasure on the menu! It should really be ordered more.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love to go and relax at Blue Bat. The food is amazing, and let’s not forget the drinks.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you for drinks and snacks soon =)

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You can order delivery directly from Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria using the Order Online button. Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 431-1133.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria is rated 4.6 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.